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Reversing obfuscated passwords

During internal penetration tests or Windows client hardening engagements, we often find configuration files with obfuscated passwords. The post demonstrates a general approach and required tools to effectively make use of such credentials.

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Reversing in God Mode

Fridays, I was approaching a win32 reversing challenge. So I transferred the binary into my Windows XP virtual box and fired-up OllyDbg. The goal was to bypass the username and password prompt that occurred on application startup. Hilariously, I was just providing a dummy name and password to the app…. “asdf” “asdf” as probably most […]

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